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Amber Clear Quartz Citrine Necklace by John S Brana Handmade Designer Jewelry

Citrine – November Birthstone Jewelry

… meaning that those on a budget can still purchase a stunning accessory without spending a fortune in the process. Natural Occurring Citrine is Quite Rare Although this yellow form of quartz can be found in nature, it is quite rare. In fact, most of the Citrine jewelry sold today uses amethyst and smoky quartz which has been turned into Citrine by a burning process. This alters the stone’s internal chemistry, creating a more appealing yellow color which can then be used to create some beautiful …

Handcrafted Fine Jewelry by John S. Brana now available in SoHo, New York

… rings set with large carat gemstones including smoky quartz, citrine, amethyst, and blue topaz from his Pacific Heights Collection.  And, jewelry connoisseurs will surely spot the most elegant piece of the entire selection, the multi-strand layered gemstone necklace featuring amber, citrine, crystal quartz, gold freshwater pearls, and hammered sterling silver discs from the Barbary Coast Collection of statement jewelry.  This is absolutely the perfect piece for that special someone who will …

The Gemstone of Success – Citrine

… customers when they discover the truth, usually at resale. Most commercial-grade Citrine is actually amethyst or smoky quartz that has been heated to active the ferric impurities that give its yellow color. Citrines produced in this way tend to have more of a reddish or orange cast than natural Citrines, which are usually pale yellow. Brazil produces most of the world’s gem-grade citrine. Citrine is one of three traditional birthstones for the month of November. Over the centuries, Citrine …

John S. Brana accessorizes upcoming Spring 09 Collection by theSutra

Anamika wears Brazilian Fire Agate Pendant from the SoMa Collection and Two Anticlastic Copper Bracelets from the Sea Cliff Collection Anamika wears Corrugated Sterling Silver Cuff and Jellyfish earrings from the Sea Cliff Collection along with a smoky quartz Cocktail Ring from the Pacific Heights Collection. Anamika wears Crystal Quartz, Citrine, and Onyx Beaded Gemstone Necklace from the Barbary Coast Collection and a Large Faceted Citrine Cocktail Ring from the Pacific Heights Collection …

Amazonite – A New Addition to the Monterey Collection

… recently, high-quality crystals have been obtained from Pike’s Peak, Colorado, where it is found associated with smoky quartz, orthoclase, and albite in a coarse granite or pegmatite. Some other localities in the United States yield Amazonite, and it is also found in pegmatite in Madagascar. Because of its bright green color when polished, Amazonite is sometimes cut and used as a gemstone. For many years, the source of Amazonite’s color was a mystery. Naturally, many people assumed …

The Pacific Heights Collection

The Pacific Heights Collection is characterized by idyllic elegance. Ornate, bold pieces create a legacy of luxury – certain to be perennial favorites. Flowing, cascading swirls of 14K gold, 14K gold filled, and sterling silver wire create a chic, uptown tempo. Gemstones of citrine, gold quartz, smoky quartz, amethyst, blue topaz, and garnets add the final luxurious, breathtaking touch. Matching sets are available in earrings, pins, pendants, and rings.Stay tuned for the launch of John S. …